Wow! This year is the 7th anniversary for Island Dreams!
We're going to go off the island and visit the Big Easy this year! This years set is going to be a Mardi-Gras theme!
Also not only is this set going to support Hope Advocate Children's Charities, but also
COPS8, New Orleans Musician's Clinic, Angelman Syndrome Foundation & Paradise Charitable Foundation.
There will be more news about the set in the near future, so check back again!!
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Island Dreams Sketchcards
. Remember please support the artists that worked on the set, they gave up their time and talent for this project! If you like one of the artists work, contact them for a commission!!
A bit of history on Island Dreams:
In 1999, WLRA and Advocate Hope Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois partnered together in order to raise money for the hospital's Family Assistance Fund. The Fund provides practical assistance to patient families who, through no fault of their own, are suffering severe hardship due to an unexpected illness and either social or economic deprivation. More specifically, the funds go towards paying for such things as critical prescriptions for children, overnight lodging, clothing, and groceries when these items are sorely needed.
To raise money, WLRA created the bi-annual event, "To Kill a DJ," which sees DJs in the program manning a 6 hour non-stop broadcast, with some students going even longer. In the spring, the college of nursing holds a fundraising event called "Change for Children," which also raises money for the Family Assistance Fund. Together, the events have raised over $100,000 to date for the Family Assistance Fund.
In 2011 Marty Kuklinski of WLRA’s Saturday mornings Big Burrito Radio came up with Island Dreams, a tropical themed sketch card set, the sets sold out in less than a day and we raised $2000 for the charity. So far the charity set has raised over $20,000!!
Artist List (Subject to change)
Want to check out a great magazine article about Island Dreams? Check this out in Phlockers Magazine!
Want to see some samples of this years cards? Click
Juan & Stephanie Rosales
Louis Small Jr
Elias Gambet Melendez
Courtney Rose Hennessey
Steven Russell Black
Del Perry Nayra
Jose Carlos Sanchez
Hansel Studios, Inc
Fernando de Paula
Looks like we will have a run of 500 packs selling at $30 per pack. Each pack will have at least 2 hand drawn sketch cards (depending how many are returned some will have more). This is where you can buy Island Dreams Cards packs! Due to increases in shipping costs, we have to start charging shipping.